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Rabbi Tzvi Sytner

Rabbi Tzvi Sytner grew up in Los Angeles, CA and earned his B.A. in Liberal Studies, a Masters in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has delivered inspiring lectures worldwide, including the U.S., South Africa, Australia, and Israel. While studying in Israel, Rabbi Sytner received his Rabbinic Ordination from The Jerusalem Kollel under Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz, and led Jewish programs for over 1000 college students on Birthright. He has a popular video blog on Aish.com, viewed by over 8,500 per month. Additionally, Tzvi facilitates marriage counseling groups and individual therapy sessions in Westchester, and is a founder of the Jewish Renaissance Experience outreach organization in Westchester, NY, where he currently lectures and runs Jewish programming.

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